The Premont PRIDE Foundation, a 501c3 non profit organization has announced this years college scholarships honorees. Through numerous generous donations from the alumni and area donors, PRIDE will award $6,000 worth of college scholarships to graduating seniors at Premont Collegiate High School.
To date, PRIDE has awarded 37 scholarships in five years totaling in $27,000 in student college funds.
Premont previous scholarship honorees have gone on to pursue degrees in nursing, engineering, architecture, law enforcement, computer technology, wildlife management, and education.
This year’s scholarship honorees have been leaders in their school, both in the classroom and in extra curricular activities.
The following Premont students were awarded for the following achievements
Mireya Ramirez participated in Student Council and FCCLA. She plans to attend Texas A&M University Kingsville (TAMUK) or Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to study nursing. Ramirez is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2020.
Audrey Nicole Moralez, participated in Volleyball, Cross Country, basketball, Track, Cheerleading, Tennis, and softball. Moralez plans to pursue a nursing degree at Coastal Bend College.
Tres Lopez Garza, was active in Football, Basketball and Baseball while attending high school. Garza will attend Coastal Bend College in the fall and major in welding.
Edgar Villanueva participated in UIL Academics, Cross Country And Skills USA. Villanueva is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2020. He will be attending TAMUK and will be majoring in Engineering.
Jasmine Blumer participated in UIL Academics, FCCLA, NHS, Band, Theater and Student Council. Blumer has also been a volunteer at our local public library. She will attend TAMUK and plans to major in Sociology.
The last Scholarship is in the amount of $1,500 and is given in memory of the founder of our organization Mark Cantu. Cantu worked tirelessly in the community and was always supportive of students at Premont High School. This Scholarship is given to the senior who exemplifies service, participation and volunteerism while in high school.
This year’s honoree is Cecilia "CeCe" Guadalupe Nevárez. During her high school year’s Nevarez participated in Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Track, Cross Country, UIL, National Honor Society, Student Council, Engineering’s Club, Future Farmers of America. In her spare time she volunteered with the Public Library, worked with student’s at our elementary school and helped with the Annual Summer in the Park celebration. Most recently when the community began to shelter in place due to COVID 19, she was helping to deliver meals to the elderly in our community. Nevarez plans to attend TAMUK and major in Criminology.